Every once in a while they bring out a ballast regulator to do some light cleaning. Most of the time the regulator helps clean up Truckee MOW Yard as the snow gets too heavy up on top. On this d... (more)
On a hot day in August 1983, a Chicago & North Western track crew gets a lift on a ballast regulator heading south on the Belt Line approaching Burleigh Avenue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. A freight w... (more)
CSX MoW is working on Track 1 as a Southbound Manifest is approaching, Track work has been going on here for the past few weeks with replacement of the rails and ties.
The Skyline loadout at the end of the Union Pacific’s Pleasant Valley Subdivision in Utah is right at 8000’ elevation. It has a pretty stout winter and lot of snow. Normally the near daily coal tr... (more)
While waiting for the B&R extra to come south and break trail after Monday's storm, I was dismayed to see this ballast regulator creating the plume of white powder. The freight came south about fi... (more)
I was hoping to catch something on the Gaviota Trestle during a roadtrip through the area back in Feb., but traffic was shut down due to tie work. Nice spot to be doing it.
Tis the season for summer maintenance, a ballast regulator is in the mist of finishing up moving around ballast along a section of the RoW on the Halton Sub before trains are allowed to run on aga... (more)
Its a quiet night on Stevens Pass. No trains, no snow falling, no sounds. The only thing that breaks the eery silence is a little ballast regulator-turned-snow-plow as it struggles to move back th... (more)
I am not sure what the exact name or the function of this piece of equipment is, but it made a lot of noise and dust.
CSX ballast regulator makes its way to the North End of the yard at Kingsport
Early morning sunrise at rotave as a ballast regulator works at the siding.
A piece of track equipment guards the end of the line on the Hinckley Branch, just past the spur that leads up to the sappi plant.
L Buckley "Buck" touches up new ballast on track 2, after derailment. Track foreman David Gayhart works on the other track.
Upgrading the tracks at Lena IL